Audain, Michael J.
As a twenty-three year-old University of British Columbia political science student, Audain was arrested in the Jackson, Mississippi Greyhound terminal on June 7, 1961 for entering an African American restroom and was sent to Parchman Prison Farm. "Michael Audain, a member of the Order of British Columbia, is Chairman of Polygon Homes Ltd., one of British Columbia's leading home builders. Mr. Audain is also Chair of the Vancouver Art Gallery Foundation, the Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts in British Columbia, and the British Columbia Arts Renaissance Fund. He is also a trustee of the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and a director of the Business Council of British Columbia, and Business for the Arts. He has received the Edmund C. Bovey Award for leadership in the arts, the B.C. Museums Association Distinguished Service Award, and honorary doctorate degrees from Simon Fraser University and the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design."--British Columbia Arts Council, WWW page, retrieved March 10, 2008.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Freedom Riders' 40th Anniversary Oral History Project, 2001 (University of Mississippi Libraries)
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Photographs (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)